Automic is able to call web services to integrate into many applications. Both SOAP and REST web services are supported.
REST web services can be formally described using a WADL document (similar to WSDL files describing SOAP web services).
This utility converts a WADL file into a set of Automic objects that can be imported into your Automation Engine to create a REST web-services based integration.
Although REST WADL is not as widely used as SOAP's WSDL, when provided, this utility can save a considerable amount of time compared to creating the integration manually.
The script creates the following objects:
- A web services job object for each defined web resource
- Query Parameters added as appropriate
- Automic Script variables substituted into URIs in place of dynamic parameters
- Documentation tab populated with comments defined in the CDATA fields
- A connection object referenced by each job object. Also contains a complete list of all web resources
- Two include objects referenced in the pre-process and post-process scripts of each web service jobs. The include objects are empty but can be modified as required to provided standardised processing before and after each web services call.